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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Reasons To Be Fearful... Parts 1, 2 and 3

Reasons To Be Fearful... Parts 1, 2 and 3 | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The weekend just passed has been quite an eye-opener for anyone looking for clues as to what the future holds should Scots choose continuity rule from London.  While its one thing to be positive about the very real possibilities of building a better country to live in its also necessary to look at the alternative.

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London and the Right to Govern

London and the Right to Govern | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
By Michael Gardiner Limited to the British press, it would be difficult to grasp the implications of the push against the informal UK constitution coming to a head next year. [...]
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Wings Over Scotland | One nation under St George

Wings Over Scotland | One nation under St George | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

We’d be getting a little nervous at the moment if we were citizens of Northern Ireland who wanted to stay part of the United Kingdom. Because over recent weeks and months, the concept of the UK has been increasingly pushed aside, in favour of that of Great Britain. (A construct which, of course, excludes the entire island of Ireland.)

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Salmond stakes claim to £70bn of UK assets

Salmond stakes claim to £70bn of UK assets | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
UK News :: Salmond stakes claim to £70bn of UK assets - Breaking news from around the UK...
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A choice between two futures

A choice between two futures | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The anti-independence "No" campaigners like to say we're all "better together".

Really? Let's look at some hard facts.

 

Successive Westminster governments have made us the 4th most unequal society in the developed world, and we are on course to become the most unequal.

Westminster cuts are pushing more and more people into financial hardship with the welfare changes alone hitting 1 million families. Because of austerity, tens of thousands of Scots are left without jobs.

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Lallands Peat Worrier: Blinded by the Westminster prism...

Lallands Peat Worrier: Blinded by the Westminster prism... | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

On the theme of significant political images, yesterday afforded another telling little scene, courtesy of the BBC's midday Daily Politics.

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Independence threat to military | Herald Scotland

Independence threat to military | Herald Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

SCOTTISH independence could end the UK's fragile commitment to a global military role, a leading defence expert predicts.

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UK Bubble UK Economy: Scottish independence is a wretched idea riddled with inconsistencies and ironies

UK Bubble UK Economy: Scottish independence is a wretched idea riddled with inconsistencies and ironies | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The phrase "the country is falling apart" used to be uttered metaphorically by despairing old men. Today, it is literally true. Britain is falling apart. The leadership in the Scottish Parliament is determined to break away. The SNP have the advantage, whatever David Cameron might say or do in London. Give the SNP four more years of plotting and scheming in Edinburgh and the Union will have disintegrated.

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Peter A Bell's comment, February 22, 2012 6:43 AM
A fine distillation of British nationalist drivel. This one has the distinction of dismissing the nation of Scotland as "an arbitrarily defined region".